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Poster: Jokeriswild Date: Aug 3, 2010 8:52am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: free audio restoration software

So I am a young-en... but took 20th Cent history in school where I fell in love with OTR. I know have a full time job working at a company that makes ... Audio restoration software. Now... I want to give away a couple of copies to some of the active users on here for a couple of reasons. 1) some of the audio could do with a bit cleaning and I want to help, and 2) maybe you'll want to write a review at some point about the software. No pressure, no sales, just me thinking this is an opportunity to give back to a community that i have enjoyed for so very long.

Adam

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 3, 2010 10:10am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

I'm interested in checking out your Audio Restoration s/w. I'd like to know something about the audio processing routines available in your s/w. Right now, I have unlimited access to Samplitude Pro, ver 7.22.

Samplitude has an excellent dehisser module that comes with it. Pitch correction, speed correction, and resampling are included in another powerful module. Old tapes are subject to these problems.

Samplitude's editing is a snap. Wave editing is done seperately. Lot's of effects are included. Plug-ins may be purchased and added seperately.

Samplitude's VIP mastering is very, very cool. It renders the finished files from the edit choices you've designed, without altering your source files.

Anyway, I'm an old Taper. I've been publishing many of my uncirculated tape recordings the past couple of years. Using Samplitude Pro for restoration purposes is handy. Fixing up old tapes is not its intended use. Samplitude is built for Audio mastering.

I'll send you an e-mail. It will have this comment copied and pasted in it. Thanks.

peace,
Monte

my tapes listed on The Archive

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 9, 2010 12:42pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

Adam told me today that the free Audio Restoration Lab software offer has expired. Numerous free licenses for unlimited use were given away by Magix.

The Audio Restoration Lab software product by Magix is, in very simple words of my own, a "spin-off product" of Samplitude Professional software by Magix. Samplitude Pro software is professional Audio Mastering software.

The Deshisser module in Audio Cleaning Lab has a simple and easy-to-use interface. The robust features from Samplitude Pro have been exported, and they are built-in. The technical audio engineering parameters have been scrubbed for ease of use.

The Resampling / Time Stretching / Pitch Shifting module is identical to the professional module in Samplitude Pro. It has been exported from Samplitude Pro as is.

Today, August 9, 2010, I visited the Magix.com web site for my first time. Audio Restoration Lab software price tag is $49.99 USD. Magix has a free newsletter subscription offer with a coupon for a $15 discount. Applying this coupon discount brings the cost of Audio Restoration Lab software down to $35 USD.

Monte
>>>>>
Adam says,

"Please tell everyone for me how much I appreciate the interest in the product, and how much I love their work. I really want to continue doing this for your community, and I will figure out a better process later."

Adam Zarboni
MAGIX AG
PR & Communications Manager, North America
One Valleywood Drive, Suite 302
Markham, Ontario L3R 5L9

azarboni@magix.net
T: +1 (905) 470-0400 x.225
F: +1 (905) 470-0403

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Poster: Jokeriswild Date: Aug 10, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

Hey, finally got access back. Okay I get to say how happy I am about the response on here, and I am sorry if I couldn't get you all a copy of Audio Cleaning Lab 16, but I will be returning to do somemore giveaways this year. I really wish I could give you all a copy, but I have a feeling the higher ups might frown on that.
I was also going to ask, how can I help? I am only a hobbiest, but are there any projects I can work on? As you can figure out, I have access to loads of video and audio software, is there any simple tasks I can try my hand at?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 4, 2010 12:33pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

Adam e-mailed me yesterday. I followed up with an e-mail to Adam. He works for Magix. Samplitude software, and Samplitude Pro, are professional Audio Mastering s/w products from Magix. I didn't know this at first, but it doesn't matter. I have decent experience using Samplitude Pro ver 7.22. This version is maybe 3 or 4 years old, I think. It has an excellent built-in Dehisser module, and a very powerful built-in Resampling module (pitch correction / speed correction / resampling).

I told Adam that I am an old retired Taper and I've been circulating many of my old tape recordings the past couple of years. I said there's more tapes where that comes from, and everything is pre-1980. Adam and Magix quickly sent me by e-mail the installation file for Audio Cleaning Lab 16, the PDF file containing the entire user manual, the registration and activation code for my FREE USE of this s/w, and my user and password for using the Magix Service Center online.

Today I d/l and installed Audio Cleaning Lab. The d/l, installation, and registration were a snap. Everything was smooth, simple, and hassle-free. To take the Audio Cleaning Lab s/w for an immediate test drive, I used Phil Lesh's old jazz tapes from 1959 with him playing trumpet. The original recordings are horrible: very hissy; and way, way speeded up. And I have already worked on the upgrades recently, in Samplitude Pro ver 7.22, for Phil's 70th birthday.

Dehisser Module - Samplitude Pro ver 7.22
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The Deshisser module in Audio Cleaning Lab has a simple and easy-to-use interface. The robust features are built-in. The technical audio engineering parameters have been scrubbed for ease of use.

Dehisser Module - Audio Cleaning Lab 16 deluxe
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Below is copied from the introduction section of their Audio Cleaning Lab's PDF:

What is MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab 16 deluxe?

MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab 16 deluxe is a gentle but powerful cleaner for all kinds of acoustic material including records, tapes, CD tracks, recorded speech, video sound, and MP3s. Digital cleaning features remove everything from light cloudiness to the worst sound abominations on noise-filled tapes,scratched records, and in MP3s that have been compressed to death. A fine polish of the sound brings new life to every song and the burning function encapsulates your sensitive sound material on audio or data CD, protecting it from any further damage.

Individual tracks, even individual passages within a track can be given their own effect settings. Additionally, the entire sound can be cleaned up, refreshed, and especially important for compilations, the volume can be balanced.

MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab 16 deluxe is fast, easy-to-use and very gentle: All effects are calculated in realtime on playback without damaging the recorded material in the least. The original recordings and songs remain untouched on the hard disk. You can therefore experiment around to your heart's content without having to worry about causing any lasting damage to your audio material.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Aug 3, 2010 9:23am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

I'm very interested in your software. I have several stacks of old 78's I inherited from my grandparents. Used to listen to them as a small child. I'm 63 myself, so they have been in my family for quite sometime.
Hope to hear from you.

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Poster: Jokeriswild Date: Aug 3, 2010 9:32am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: free audio restoration software

sure just drop me an email where with your info at azarboni@magix.net (this goes for all those interested as well) as well if you have digital copies of your records available, or you need to digitally transfer them still.